Costa Rica Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

+$600   internal air

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

Costa Rica Bike Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

6 days

5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Premiere & Casual Plus Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Nov-Dec 2025: Jan-Apr, Nov-Dec 2026: Jan-Apr

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

( +$600  internal air )

Arenal Volcano to the Osa Peninsula

Consider some of the best days of your life—and include this week in Costa Rica. You'll bike amid enchanting scenery. Soak in hot springs, hike in a coastal rain forest, bliss out poolside and marvel at that majestic volcano. Love those papaya smoothies. Be greeted by howler monkeys. Six incredible days that will never be forgotten.

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Highlights

  • Bike past thriving rain forests, bountiful fruit groves, captivating villages and farming hamlets
  • Ride in the shadow of imposing Arenal Volcano and enjoy a boat ride across its beautiful sister lake
  • Rejuvenate in hot springs in a jungle oasis full of lush palms, colorful bromeliads and verdant ferns
  • Experience off-the-beaten-path Costa Rica in the Osa Peninsula, one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth
Costa Rica Bike Tour map

Costa Rica

Start/End San José

Airports & Travel details*

* Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3

Description

Meet our longtime local friends, who introduce you to the pura vida lifestyle that defines Tico (Costa Rican) culture • Ride on undulating roads through rain forests, over rivers, past fruit groves and farming hamlets • Clouds willing, the views of Arenal Volcano will be impressive! • Cool off with a refreshing fruit drink in La Fortuna • Take in majestic Arenal Volcano on a boat ride across Lake Arenal • Pedal part of the Vuelta al Lago bike race route • Sweet music to your ears? Listen for the call of howler monkeys far off in the trees • Join a cooking class and learn to make ceviche, patacones (fried green plantains) and mojitos • Bike rolling roads flanked by papaya, pineapple and yucca plantations • Soak in hot springs amid palms, bromeliads and ferns • The afternoon is yours to do as you choose—a zip-line adventure through the jungle treetops or a visit to the spa, perhaps?

Accommodations
Nayara Gardens

(3 nights)

Nights 1-3

Nayara Gardens
La Fortuna
Premiere Hotel

Arenal Volcano is on display at this tranquil oasis, where each spacious bungalow offers a private deck with whirlpool tub and a secluded outdoor shower. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Days 4-6

Description

A scenic flight whisks us to the Pacific coast • Cycle undulating roads along the Golfo Dulce to arrive in the  Osa Peninsula, a biologically diverse gem • Watch for dolphins and humpback whales while taking in views of mountains beyond • Switch gears and join a local naturalist for a hike on the lush rain forest trails bordering world-renowned Corcovado National Park • Enjoy some downtime poolside, do some yoga or explore the local town of Puerto Jiménez.

Accommodations

Nights 4-5

Botánika Osa Peninsula
*Casual Plus Hotel

This Hilton Curio Collection property nestles in the rain forest of the lush Osa Peninsula, named by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth." (pool, spa)

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the trip that's right for you. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Flights
On this trip we travel by air to reach the exclusive areas this destination has to offer. We will be flying by charter with Sansa Airlines aboard turbo-prop planes that seat 8-14 passengers. These flights occasionally experience delays or cancellations due to inclement weather. In the rare instance a flight is canceled we are prepared to travel by land.
Terrain & Climate
Costa Rica's tropical climate and underdeveloped infrastructure make outdoor adventuring here both epic and challenging. Our options for bike routes can be limited by insufficient road maintenance that results in rough riding conditions. Keep in mind that humidity and heat can make activity more physically demanding.​
Service Standards

“Pura vida”, or “pure life”, is not just a Costa Rican greeting – it’s a state of mind. While Costa Rica’s tourist industry is well accustomed to welcoming foreign visitors, you may still notice that service here can lack a sense of urgency, reflecting the slower pace and relaxed approach to life that is typical throughout the region. As such, patience and a sense of humor are always recommended when traveling in Central America. Your Backroads leaders will be close by to ease the way.

On-Your-Own Activities
During the trip there's time for you to enjoy some of Costa Rica's favorite activities, such as zip-lining, horseback riding and surfing. These activities are often a highlight for those who choose to do them, but due to liability issues and because they're not to everyone's liking, they're not included in the cost of the trip and participation is at your own risk.
Peak Season
The holiday and spring break months are a great time to travel; however, with days off and the desire to escape for sunshine many others have the same idea. While we always aim to get off the beaten path, during certain times of the year, crowds and delays are unavoidable, and there may be more traffic on our bike routes than expected.

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

+$600   internal air

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Hotels

World-Class Hotels

Our hand-selected Premiere hotels offer exceptional hospitality and experiences as special as the regions we explore.

Hotels may vary based on departure. Any variations will be displayed when selecting a departure under Dates & Prices.

Nights 1-3

Nayara Gardens
La Fortuna

Premiere Hotel

Arenal Volcano is on display at this tranquil oasis, where each spacious bungalow offers a private deck with whirlpool tub and a secluded outdoor shower. A Small Luxury Hotels of the World member. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

Nights 4-5

Botánika Osa Peninsula

*Casual Plus Hotel

This Hilton Curio Collection property nestles in the rain forest of the lush Osa Peninsula, named by National Geographic as "the most biologically intense place on Earth." (pool, spa)

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

+$600   internal air

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Bikes

Choose Your Perfect Bike

Our bikes are designed and built with specific cyclists and riding styles in mind, so we can always offer you a perfect ride. Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Ideal for avid cyclists
  • Responsive, efficient and comfortable
  • Drop handlebars only
Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

  • Suited for a wide range of cyclists
  • Comfortable ergonomic seat
  • Long wheel base adds to the bike's control and stability
  • Upright handlebars only
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

  • One of the lightest e-bikes available
  • Provides plenty of power and more than enough battery
  • Lower top tubes for easier mounting and dismounting
  • Upright handlebars only

Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

From $4,299 - $4,899 /person

+$600   internal air

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